ROCKFORD — A Byron, Ill. man was sentenced today to fourteen years in federal prison for transportation of child pornography.
OSCAR FLORES-VAZQUEZ, 51, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of knowingly transporting child pornography. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey imposed the sentence. Flores-Vazquez was also ordered to pay $8,750.00 in restitution to certain victims.
The sentence was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI. The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica S. Maveus.
Flores-Vazquez admitted in a plea agreement that he used a peer-to-peer application on his computer to knowingly allow others, including an undercover law enforcement agent, to access files on his computer that Flores-Vazquez knew contained child pornography. In June 2018, Flores-Vazquez knowingly transported child pornography, including a file depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Flores-Vazquez further admitted in the plea agreement that he possessed a laptop that contained more than 600 images of child pornography.